The rural health care infrastructure in the country is not sufficient to meet the current population norm, according to Rural Health Statistics 2014-15 released by the government. The figures of rural health infrastructure in tribal areas indicate that there is a shortfall of 6,796 sub-centers, 1,267 Primary Health Centres (PHCs) and 309 Community Health Centres (CHCs). While the sub-centres, PHCs and CHCs in rural areas have increased in number in 2014-15, the current numbers are not sufficient to meet their population norm, the report says.

This note brings out relevance and importance of the proposed National eHealth Authority (NeHA) as a promotional, regulatory and standards setting organization to guide and support India’s journey in e-Health and consequent realization of benefits of ICT intervention in Health sector in an orderly way.

A Bill further to amend the Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution) Act, 2003.

A Bill further to amend the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940. This Act may be called the Drugs and Cosmetics (Amendment) Act, 2014.

India’s new health policy which calls for recognition of mental disorders and a more accessible and holistic treatment of mental illnesses also pushes for decriminalisation of attempted suicide.

IDCF 2014 Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight 28 July – 8 August 2014. Operational Plan for states, UTs and districts.

Procedure for review of application of CT and New drugs - Office Order dated 03.07.2014.

This report on Economic Burden of Tobacco Related Diseases in India” released by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare estimates direct and indirect costs from all diseases caused due to tobacco use and four specific diseases - respiratory diseases, tuberculosis, cardiovascular diseases and cancers. See this package for related documents, studies and find more.

This is the draft formula to determine the quantum of compensation in case of clinical trial related injury (other than death) prepared by the committee under leadership of R K Jain.